Sea Salt Quinoa Chocolate Bark


Welcome to Wendy Polisi, my favourite “queen of Quinoa”. She is the creator of and the author of The Quintessential Quinoa Cookbook.  This book is a work of art, and offers the reader  nutritious ideas and allows the ‘quinoa novice’ to navigate along the path to using this superfood in many innovative ways!  See below for [...]

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How to cook Quinoa

Roasted Garlic + Quinoa

Roasted Garlic + Quinoa It’s MEATLESS MONDAY ~ Here’s a quick “HOW TO” session plus EASY recipe for enjoying my favourite herb, GARLIC and the goodness of Quinoa !! Have fun with this!  and…for those of us in Ontario — HAPPY FAMILY DAY! I’m very pleased to have Wendy Polisi ( and cookbook author Quintessential [...]

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Meatless Mondays ~ Chocolate & Quinoa Bars


  Over the last year or two, I’ve been learning about Quinoa and having fun playing with it in the kitchen. My friend Wendy Polisi, who I call the “Queen of Quinoa”  has kindly shared this delightful recipe with us ~ in celebration of  CHOCOLATE & QUINOA.  Well…it’s almost Valentine’s Day… enjoy this edition of [...]

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What is Quinoa and Why do I care?


Quinoa   (pronounced keen-wa) The queen of ancient grains. Grown and revered by the Incas. Increasingly popular these days. WHY should you care about QUINOA? Quinoa offers us great gifts. It contains a balance of amino acids which mean: more protein (13%) than other grains, is packed with the minerals below plus vitamins and powerful anti-oxidants. [...]

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